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Aarre-Ahtio, Reetta

Date of birth 11.7.1970
Profession Dancer
Dance Instructor
Choreographer
Cultural Manager (Master's degree)
Country Finland
Training Degree Programme in Dance Education, Kuopio Conservatory of Music and Dance 1990–1994; specialized studies in character dances, Turku Polytechnic 2001–2002.

Courses: Tanzteater Reinhild Hoffmann, Bochum 1990; Time of Music Festival, Viitasaari; Kuopio Dance Festival, Continuing Education Centre of the Theatre Academy of Finland.
Choreographed Eivät suuret vedet voi rakkautta sammuttaa (1992)
Elämää ilmassa (1993)
Work as a dancer Surf (1993)
Taikahuilu: Queen of the Night (1995)
Tirlittan (1985)
Other artistic work Work as a teacher:
Ballet School Raija Lehmussaari, Turku 1994–1995 (classical ballet, children's dance, character dance, contemporary dance, dance knowledge); Tanssitiimi, Turku 1994–1995 (contemporary dance, children's dance); Dance School Tuulensuu, Helsinki 1995 (children's dance); Helsinki Dance Institute 1996–1998 (children's dance, classical ballet); Dance Studio Funka, Lohja 2000–2001 (classical ballet); Nurmijärvi Dance Institute 1995 onwards (classical ballet, children's dance, contemporary dance,character dance), dance teacher's position, principal ballet teacher 2001 onwards.

Work as a choreographer in theatre and TV:
Stormskärs Maja, Samppalinna Summer Theatre 1993; Tukkijoella, Samppalinna Summer Theatre 1994; Rommi-koiran syntymäpäivät, YLE TV 1 1998; Hansel and Gretel, Turku Summer Theatre 1998; The Hound of Baskerville, Hämeenlinna City Theatre 1999; Enkelille siivet, Rauma City Theater 1999; Fiddler on the Roof, Heinola Summer Theatre 2003; Countess Mariza, Nurmijärvi Operetta Society 2003; Victoria and her Hussar, Nurmijärvi Operetta Society 2005; Der Fogelhändler, Nurmijärvi Operetta Society 2006.

Other work as a choreographer:
historical dances, Scherzi Musicali (Monteverdi), Chamber Choir Camis, Turku 1988; Finnish Folk Song Suite, Mixed Choir Kulkuset 1993; Carmen, Kalanti Comprehensive School, upper level 1995; Millenium Gaala, Nurmijärvi Music Lovers 2000; The Magic Flute, Nurmijärvi Dance Institute 2004.

Work as a dancer in theatre and operas:
Uncle Fedya, His Cat and His Dog (play), Turku Summer Theatre 1990; Vanhempieni romaani (play), dir. Lasse Lindeman, chor. Pirjo Viitanen, Kuopio City Theatre 1990 - 1993; Mozart Cavalcade (role: shadow), Kuopio Conservatory of Music and Dance 1992; A Soldier's Tale (role: the devil), Kuopio City Theatre, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra and Kuopio Conservatory of Music and Dance 1993; The Tempest, dir. Arto af Hällström, chor. Urmas Poolamets, The Finnish National Theatre 1995 – 1996; Antiikin tarinoita (play), dir. Arto af Hällström, The Finnish National Theatre 1996; Insect Life (opera), comp. Kalevi Aho, dir. Jussi Tapola, chor. Petri Kekoni, The Finnish National Opera 1996 – 1998.

Other work as a dancer:
Show Dance Group Dance Power 1998 onwards; model and dancer in the fashion shows by KappAhl 1998.

Work as a performer in theatre, operas and TV:
Stormskärs Maja (role: daughter-in-law Eeva), Samppalinna Summer Theatre 1993; Tukkijoella (role: Kustaava Mähönen), Samppalinna Summer Theatre 1994; Antiikin tarinoita (statist), dir. Arto af Hällström, The Finnish National Theatre 1996; Hansel and Gretel (roles: Misutar, rosvo Hento), Turku Summer Theatre 1998; Anna Bolena (statist), dir. Jussi Tapola, The Finnish National Opera 1998 – 2002; Götterdämmerung (statist), dir. Götz Friedrich, The Finnish National Opera 1999 – 2001; The Consul (statist), dir. Jussi Tapola, The Finnish National Opera 1999 – 2000; The Sleeping Beauty (statist), chor. Rudolf Nureyev, The Finnish National Ballet 1999 – 2001; Brenner & Brenner (tv series, role: veterinarian), MTV3 2000.

Susanna Veijalainen's assistant in the choreography Askeleita 1994, artistic coach of the figure skating club Espoon Jäätaiturit 1999–2000.

Work as a director: Opera Laatokan lauluja, the Church of Klaukkala 2012
Grants and awards Turku Theatre Club 1991, 1995.
Other Information Work as a producer: Savonlinna Ballet Festival, Assistant Producer 2011, Producer 2012; Finlandia Hall, graduation celebration of students in Engineering of Metropolia; Arts and Health Conference 2012, Metropolia; Nurmijärvi Dance School, producer 2013-

Other education: Matropolia University of Applied Sciences, Degree Programme in Cultural Management 2010–2013
Positions of trust: member of the board of the DaCi Finland Association 2000 onwards, secretary 2002 - 2004, vice-chairperson 2017-.Nurmijärvi Dance School Vice safety representative and vice trustee 2013 - 2014, Trustee 2014 -. Board Member, Union of Dance and Circus Artists Finland 2016-